Newlands Nursery & Kindergarten

Welcome to The Glasgow Academy Newlands Nursery and Kindergarten in the South Side of Glasgow.

Our Early Years service is nestled within an expansive safe and secure green space, which provides the perfect outdoor learning environment for the children to explore the natural world around them.  An example of such learning experiences includes Forest School activities, tending to the fruit and vegetable patch, loose parts play and mini-beast and bird identification.  Not to mention endless opportunities for energetic play, outdoor yoga, and sports-based activities.

Our highly trained early years staff, some of whom have worked at The Academy for several years, provide a warm, nurturing learning environment for all, ensuring individual support as the children learn through play and adult initiated experiences.  The children’s learning is recorded via On-Line Learning Journals providing an opportunity for you to view your child’s progress at home.  The Nursery and Kindergarten playrooms are purpose built indoor spaces which supports the children, as they participate in a wide range of experiences which reflects their current interests, next steps for learning and the further development of lifelong independence skills. 

We are passionate about working in partnership with parents and families, which is essential to enhancing your child’s learning experience.  We regularly encourage our families to participate in our Family Book Bug and Stay, Play and Learn sessions.

Being part of the The Glasgow Academy Newlands School community provides a seamless transition from Kindergarten to Prep 1 as well as opportunities to participate in joint fund-raising events and paired reading activities with the older school children.  We also have visiting specialist teachers from our Kelvinbridge site who provide French, Music and P.E.

We are in partnership with Glasgow City Council and are open from 7.30am with an option to attend term time or all year round.  Our on-site chef provides a variety of freshly prepared healthy snacks and lunches each day.

You are very welcome to come and see what we have to offer

Ms Arlene McCracken
Head of Nursery and Kindergarten